Wednesday, March 07, 2007

bob should run in oshawa

after reading a post over at the ontario liberal regarding bob rae running in a riding that is a for sure thing instead of taking on a challenging riding... it got me thinking...

when you look about an hour outside of toronto you find the city/riding of oshawa ontario. oshawa has been one of the few ridings in the 905 where the ndp have had some strength in the past federal and provincial elections. usually the ndp come up a thousand or so votes of winning a seat in the riding becasue of us pesky liberals.

in the last two federal elections and the 2003 provincial election, union king pin sid ryan has run and lost by only a marginal amount. with bob being somewhat of a political super star he should perceivably be able to take votes from the ndp and ad to what is fairly steady voter support for the liberals.

here are the numbers from the last three federal elections and the last provincial election:

Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes

Conservative Colin Carrie 20,617

New Democrat Sid Ryan 17,815

Liberal Louise V. Parkes 12,831

Green Adam Jobse 2,019

Marxist-Leninist David Gershuny 91

Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes

Conservative Colin Carrie 15,815

New Democrat Sid Ryan 15,352

Liberal Louise V. Parkes 14,510

Green Liisa Walley 1,850

Marxist-Leninist Tim Sullivan 91

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes

Liberal Ivan Grose 16,179

Canadian Alliance Barry Bussey 10,863

Progressive Conservative Bruce L. Wright 5,675

New Democrat Bruce Rogers 4,203

Marijuana Craig James Michael McMillan 679

Marxist-Leninist David Gershuny 97

Ontario Provincial Election 2003
Party Candidate Votes

Progressive Conservative
Jerry J. Ouellette 14,566

New Democrat Sid Ryan 13,547

Liberal Chris Topple 9383

Green Karen Tweedle 636

Freedom Party of Ont.

Family Coalition
Paul McKeever

Dale Chilvers


if bob wants to really contribute to the party and take on a challenge ... then oshawa is the place to do it.


At 2:45 p.m. , Anonymous Neill Brooks said...

You are wise beyond your years! I think that Bob could take Oshawa and there is a lot of Libaral support for him here!


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